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Jun 29th, 2019 3:45 pm
jmorin
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Originally Posted by redpato View Post
@psyopper has a great solution. Two different methods I used, first was with open rafters in my garage, I used ratchet straps through the frame and around the rafters to get the front end off the ground. I could do any front end work needed. Second time in a finished garage, I built a wide sawhorse that would straddle the bike over the tank and, again, using ratchet straps lifted the front end off the ground. Both times I used a rear stand to keep the bike stable. As stated earlier, loosen the lower tree pinch bolts, too. If the fork tubes are a bit off alignment it may prevent you from removing the top tree.
I used to use a variation on this. In my finished garage I ran a large lag bolt eyelet in a ceiling stud. I used a come-a-long and nylon straps around the frame whenever I had to unweight the front or the rear. These bikes are so light that this was more than stout enough.
Jun 28th, 2019 7:33 pm
Rex Coil 7
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Love this stuff!
Ah yes, good ol' panther piss.

Jun 28th, 2019 5:39 pm
RockAZ Love this stuff!
Jun 28th, 2019 5:36 pm
Peevedkitten We took the triples off our bike Tuesday. Only issue we had was bracing them since the forks had been removed. I dropped a hammer from the top tree through the bottom tree and then just busted it loose with the breaker bar, no fuss no muss. I've never tried doing it with weight on the triple. I suspect it would be much more difficult that way.
Jun 27th, 2019 3:07 pm
Rex Coil 7
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Originally Posted by psyopper View Post
... It has got to be infinitely better than hanging your bike with a noose under a rickety-ass ladder.


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Doubtlessly better than the ladder thing. I used the same tactic on a bike project a few years back ... converting a 1984 Honda V45 Magna into a sortof ~superbike~ ... thing. Stuck a large breaker bar through a gap in the frame's rear end, and supported it with two jackstands, a lot like what you've depicted. Worked a treat.
Jun 26th, 2019 9:05 pm
belter i use a stand that goes into the frame tubes where the engine mount bolts are. bloke who made them isn't doing it anymore, but great stand to have. it's nominally the swingarm pivot stand, with two pieces of rod instead of a long pin. Swingarm Pivot Stands & Tee Stands
Jun 26th, 2019 4:35 pm
redpato @psyopper has a great solution. Two different methods I used, first was with open rafters in my garage, I used ratchet straps through the frame and around the rafters to get the front end off the ground. I could do any front end work needed. Second time in a finished garage, I built a wide sawhorse that would straddle the bike over the tank and, again, using ratchet straps lifted the front end off the ground. Both times I used a rear stand to keep the bike stable. As stated earlier, loosen the lower tree pinch bolts, too. If the fork tubes are a bit off alignment it may prevent you from removing the top tree.
Jun 26th, 2019 3:52 pm
Erics75218 Ok I don't like spiders so I went with the Viper instead of the Black widow. Both appear to be the same 5 pin black metal style. 70$ on Amazon!

Thanks for the help everyone.

I dont have the space to leave.ladders or bars on things downstairs so the lift will let me do it and then go in closet

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Jun 26th, 2019 3:50 pm
rennsportmotorrad Thats a great idea mate --I know that to service the steering head bearings you could not use a stand that goes under the forks or in the bottom triple clamp hole --but that is the perfect solution. Thank you for sharing
Jun 26th, 2019 3:35 pm
psyopper
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Originally Posted by rennsportmotorrad View Post
I just looked and talked to the guys at Pit Bull, they have a conversion for the front fork stand I have that makes it into one that mounts in the hole in the bottom of the steering stem. -I'm going to get one of them since I already have the stand I done need to purchase another complete stand, The conversion is only $90.00 sounds fair to me -especially since I have zero $$ in the ft & rear stands I currently have it's a bargin at twice the price lol
Sorry I'm coming late to the party on this one. A head-lift stand is the the best answer.

But a head lift stand doesn't let you service the steering head bearings. When I did mine I supported the bike by the front head with a steel bar - lift the front with your current fork lift stand, then run a steel bar under the front head and hold it up with a couple of jack stands, then set the bike down on it as you remove the fork lift. Of course - you must use a sturdy rear stand while doing this, I used a Pitbull. If you're wondering, the steel bar was a piece of 3/4 inch square stock I picked up a Home Depot.

Have a spotter handy the first time you do it until you get the feel of how everything settles together.

Removal is reverse of assembly - lift the fork with your fork lift stand, pull the bar, put the wheel back down. Super stable. I did a complete front end rebuild including pounding out/in steering head races with this setup and didn't have any issues. It has got to be infinitely better than hanging your bike with a noose under a rickety-ass ladder.


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